New candidate to run for 5th District Supervisor of Humboldt County

HUMBOLDT COUNTY – A local watershed professional has announced he will be running for Humboldt County’s 5th District Supervisor position.

Steve Madrone is a Humboldt State University graduate with a Masters in Watershed Management.

He’s been working in that field for 44 years and has completed over 400 watershed and trail projects.

Madrone plans on holding a press conference to announce his run at the Humboldt State University Quad on Saturday at 4:15PM, following the “Redefining Democrat Rally.”

He will be running against current 5th District Supervisor, Ryan Sundberg, who has held the position since January 2011 and is also a Humboldt State graduate.

Sundberg studied Business Administration, afterwards serving on the Trinidad Rancheria’s Tribal Council where he was re-elected five times.

This year, Sundberg was also appointed by Governor Brown to the California Coastal Commission.

Humboldt County’s 5th District is comprised of these areas:

Fieldbrook
Hoopa
Korbel
McKinleyville
Orleans
Orick
Trinidad
Weitchpec
Westhaven
Willow Creek

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors election will be held in June.